The bright green and sparkling beaches of Mauritius have achieved the status of ‘legendary’ amongst the globe trotters of the world – the golden beaches of South East Asia are renowned for their glory, but Mauritius is a class apart.
The wildlife of the island, its magical people, luscious flora and the spur of Serenity which strikes as soon as you step foot on its land, is something inexplicable. For a taste of diving in the waters of East Africa, travel to Tamarin Beach in the West, the spectacular green backdrop of the locale is a class apart and the World of Seashells, which is located at a shopping complex in the area is even more fascinating. Holding one of the largest unique collections of seashells, this weirdly fascinating stop should definitely be on your list if you venture into Tamarin.
In Rodrigues, you will find remnants of what locals believe used to be Mauritius 25 years ago, this emerald lagoon has fascinating scenes depicting local fishermen culture. The Saturday Market may not beat the bustle of Thailand’s Weekend Markets, but it is a crowded fest nonetheless. If you want to take a memory of Mauritius back with you, spend a few bucks to buy some local handmade souvenirs by choosing from endless options.
While it is known for its waters – the diversity of Mauritius’ topography is reflected in Chamarel, a mountainous region where you can feel the gush of pure winds and the serenity of its untouched lands. Different from the rest of the country, a trip to the Rumerie de Chamarel and the Black River Gorges National Park is a fulfilling ride. The latter of the two is one of the last remaining luscious forests in the country hosting a range of diverse flora and fauna that are exclusive to the area. Chamarel is definitely the parallel of what is known about Mauritius and that is what makes it all the way more special!
Bask in the sun on a lounge chair on its beaches, take a walk through its trails or live in the middle of the rush with a trip to the markets, Mauritius is a tiny class but it packs an adventure nonetheless.
Follow this 5-day itinerary for Mauritius and live your life to the fullest on this amazing island nation!
The Magic of Maldives Tour
Day 1 – Arrival in Mauritius
Day 2 – Tour of the West and Tamarin Beach
Day 3 – North Island Tour
Day 4 – South Island Tour
Day 5 – Visit Chamarel